Because I teach money blocks, people assume I have a perfect relationship with money. Nope, not at all.
In my experience, talking to entrepreneurs, at all levels, about their success, money blocks are an inevitable part of being in business. Not even millionaires and multi-millionaires are immune to the occasional freak out about money, and if they are growing rapidly, they will hit their own self-imposed limits regularly.
That’s good and bad news, right?
The good news is that you’re entirely NORMAL.
And the bad news is that you’ll never fully be clear of money blocks completely!
The even BETTER news is that it doesn’t really matter that much. You can learn to recognise them, dance with them and move on – all while increasing your income to new levels. How do you know if you have money blocks? Check out my blog post here to find out.
Here’s an example of how my old personal money block crops up for me. BTW: I love sharing my failings with you, it’s SO important to hear the real deal of business – warts and all. (If you want someone perfect to learn from, I’m not your gal!)
My recurring money block is…
“Making money can’t be easy. It has to be hard work”.
Way back when, this money block came up for me when I started charging my first clients. I had given away a bunch of sessions in return for testimonials, but I knew that I had to start making actual MONEY if I wanted to make my business survive, and my husband was starting to make noises about me getting “a backup job…. just in case this doesn’t work out”.
So, I pulled up my big girl panties and charged a package of six sessions for $45 each. Nothing groundbreaking but it felt comfortable for me.
Immediately, I had this feeling of,
“Can I really just help people with their problems and they’ll pay me? That seems too easy.”
It felt icky. Uncomfortable. Unseemly.
I come from a family where people WORK for a living. You know – they clean things, build things, make stuff, organise people or you know …. other “real jobs”.
This didn’t seem like a real job. It felt too easy and the fact is I get a lot of pleasure out of helping people. After my first session with a client, I had this amazing feeling of “THIS is what I’m meant to be doing!”.
But anyway – I did some money clearing work on it – and soon was loving my client load (and the money I earned). YAHOO! I increased my prices quite rapidly over the next year without too much drama and honestly, I thought my income would just keep going up forever.
Then it came up again. I hit a new plateau and NOTHING would shift it.
Are you serious Universe – I thought we cleared this sh-t!
This time it was when I created my first ever group program. Instead of working with people 1:1, I decided to teach everything I knew in a six-week online course.
Instead of teaching individual sessions, I cut my workload drastically, but still made great money by grouping clients together. The members LOVED it and it was cheaper for them than working with me 1:1.
It felt like cheating. I felt terrible about it.
It was the same old shizzle. My old block that money couldn’t be easy, it had to be HAAAARD. But again, using the tools, which I talk about in Get Rich, Lucky Bitch and you can learn in Money Bootcamp, I worked on those feelings and my income started rising again.
Until the next time.
The first time I ran my Money Bootcamp, it was a big old stress. I pulled all-nighters getting the sales page together, I was still creating handouts minutes before I sent them out and I got VERY little sleep during the sales period. I’m sure you’ve been there!
But because it was so much work, I felt like I really “earned” the money. After all, I lost sleep over it! I sweated over it almost like a “real job”!
So – when I turned the course into a home study version, suddenly, it wasn’t that much work. Everything was already created so it felt like cheating again to make money out of something that didn’t require a lot of blood, sweat and tears. I knew the material was great and the results were still phenomenal… but it felt too easy for me.
Every time someone bought the Bootcamp, I felt like screaming, “Wait!! Let me come over to your house, and I’ll help you open it and do the exercises. Let me “earn” your sale”.
It was my old friend – my own personal money sabotage.
Let me tell you, it’s not that big a deal to start clearing this stuff – especially when you have the support of a mastermind, but it always feels rough to begin with.
The same old feelings…
– This is too easy
– How can I make money when it’s not hard?
You might get these feelings when you make your first ebook sale or when you’re working on your sales page (with the dream of passive income dancing in your head). It’s probably why you procrastinate and sabotage your success EVEN THOUGH you’re getting what you’ve always wanted.
Humans are so weird!
PERFECTION IS NOT THE GOAL. You’re not working towards a complete absence of money blocks. You have to learn to move through them regardless and KEEP moving forward.
Your personal blend of sabotage will pop his head up regularly. New Level, Old Devil, as I like to say.
Mine comes around every six months or so; every time I hit a new income plateau. Even though I teach money blocks, I still don’t have a perfect relationship with money. Even though I have a multiple seven-figure business, I’m still not immune to money crap. I’m sure that I’ll freak out when I get close to a billion dollar business because that ole’ Devil will tell me it’s too easy.
The difference now, of course, is that I can get out of it much quicker. I don’t have to wallow in misery and spiral out of control.
If you’re just starting out – you might think I’m crazy. You might be thinking that once you get to seven figures, your life will be perfect. YOU will be perfect. Nope. You’ll still be YOU – just with a bit more money!
So, have a think about YOUR recurring money blocks and what they might mean. In my experience of working with thousands of entrepreneurs over the years, there are seven common ones – find yours here!
Here are four ways to shift your money mindset and work on your money blocks
And to help you crush this Old Devil and get to the Next Level in your Business, here’s a free audio class, so you can get started today, clearing your money blocks. You’ll get a step-by-step guide to recognizing – and then dealing with – the seven most common entrepreneurial money blocks.
Get your copy today from denisedt.com/blocks
When blocks come up, don’t let yourself get into a “I’m not meant to be rich” death spiral. Just laugh and say “there you are again you old Devil!”
You can totally handle it!
PS Want to uplevel with epic community support and plenty of tools and techniques to make it easy? Join my Money Bootcamp course today – you’ll learn how to spot a money block at a hundred paces, and exactly what to do to work through it.
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